Always wanted to take a Wine Tour but never thought you could afford
the time or the money? Well now you can. Our Weekend Wine Tours are
tailored to offer you the opportunity for a quick weekend break away in
the Loire Valley Vineyards with the thrill of sampling wines, visiting
the wineries and meeting the winemakers.
If you loved the idea
of Oz and Jame’s Wine Adventure then here is your chance to sample the
life in the vineyards for yourselves in just a weekend.
All you need do is arrive - we’ll take care of the rest!
to Tours Airport in the Loire Valley from Stanstead and we’ll be there
to collect you. Or take the train from London to Angers (Eurostar/TGV)
or to Saumur and we’ll do the same.*
Weekend Tours run :
Arrival Friday - Tour Saturday - Return Sunday
Arrival Saturday - Tour Sunday - Return Monday
The weekend includes the following :
will be met at your chosen airport/station in one of our fleet of 6 or
9 seater vehicles and whisked away to La Grande Maison in the heart of
On arrival you have the chance to sample your
first local wine with our welcome drink whilst we give you the
itinerary and explain a little about the local region and it’s grape
Once you have settled in you will have chance to go walking in the vines or even go for a bike ride before dinner.
kitchens at La Grande Maison provide deliciously creative menus using
fresh produce direct from our own organic potager. You have the
opportunity to sample the local wines with the Wine Sampling Supper on
your first evening at La Grande Maison
After a yummy breakfast
we head off the next day into the Saumur/Anjou Region where we will
have the opportunity during the day to visit 2-3 wineries, sample the
wines, tour the caves and buy wines at cellar door prices. There is a
picnic lunch en-route either in the vineyards on the banks of the
beautiful Loire River. The area is so rich in history and culture that
we always throw in a little sight seeing in along the way too.
at La Grande Maison you will greeted with tea/coffee and biscuits in
the stunning gardens and have time to relax before being taken to a
local restaurant in the evening
A not to be missed tour of the
caves and tunnels at La Grande Maison awaits you after breakfast the
next day. Then time to relax in the glorious gardens before being
returned to your chosen departure point. SO EASY!
The Prices :
Standard Weekend Tour : 450 euros per person (minimum 2 persons)** Premium Weekend Tour : 510 euros per person (minimum 2 persons)***
*other travel options maybe available please ask **reductions available if you bring a group of 4 persons or more ***Premium includes additional 1/2 afternoon wine tour direct from pickup & bottle of sparkling wine in your room on arrival Additional days/nights available on request
Kirsty Lang of BBC Radio 4 says about our Wine Tours -
“How wonderful to be able to drink 29 different wines in the space of
one weekend and console yourself with the fact that it's educational as
well as pleasurable - heavenly from the first to the last drop. Our
hosts not only provided great food and fascinating lessons in
viniculture but were excellent company too. We shall be back!”